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Lexical Priming in Spoken English Usage

by Michael Pace-Sigge

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ISBN: 9781137331892
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This book shows that over forty years of psychological laboratory-based research support the claims of the Lexical Priming Theory. It examines how Lexical Priming applies to the use of spoken English as the book provides evidence that Lexical Priming is found in everyday spoken conversations.
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  • Hardcover
    $181.15
ISBN: 9781137331892
ANNOTATION:
This book shows that over forty years of psychological laboratory-based research support the claims of the Lexical Priming Theory. It examines how Lexical Priming applies to the use of spoken English as the book provides evidence that Lexical Priming is found in everyday spoken conversations.

Annotation

This book shows that over forty years of psychological laboratory-based research support the claims of the Lexical Priming Theory. It examines how Lexical Priming applies to the use of spoken English as the book provides evidence that Lexical Priming is found in everyday spoken conversations.

Publisher Description

This book shows that over forty years of psychological laboratory-based research support the claims of the Lexical Priming Theory. It examines how Lexical Priming applies to the use of spoken English as the book provides evidence that Lexical Priming is found in everyday spoken conversations.

Author Biography

Michael Pace-Sigge is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Eastern Finland. He was previously a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK. Michael's research interests include Corpus Linguistics, Lexical Priming, the Merseyside/Liverpool English (Scouse) accent, Phonetics, Sociolinguistics and Spoken English use.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction 2. Lexical Priming: The Theoretical Backbone 3. Testing the Theory through Spoken-Corpus Evidence 4. Spoken Differs from Written - The Case of Yes and Yeah 5. Referring to Oneself and Others in Sco and Bnc/C 6. Intensifiers and Discourse Particles in their Use in Casual Speech 7. The Uses of Just and Like 8. The Most Frequent Clusters Found in Casually Spoken English Corpora 9. Conclusions Bibliography

Review

"This book provides important evidence in support of the theory of lexical priming, as well as its validity for spoken language. ... the book offers useful empirical tools for work at the meeting point for corpus-based and psycholinguistic research." (Peter Thwaites, BAAL, Vol. 107-108, January, 2016)

'This book is clearly structured and well placed to achieve its goal of testing the appli- cation of lexical priming theory in spoken English usage, and it offers interesting and detailed insights for the topics of collocation, pattern and semantic association. It makes contributions to discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics and corpus linguistics, and can be recommended to faculty and students who are interested in lexical features in a collocational environment.' - Discourse Studies

Long Description

Corpus Linguistics is becoming an increasingly important branch of language research and interest has spread noticeably beyond the confines of academia, fuelled by applications like text predicting software. The idea of priming in language goes back to the early 1960s with the concept of a 'Teachable Language Comprehender', which started experiments into language processing and which inspired one of Google's chief engineers. The concept of Lexical Priming (Hoey: 2005) aims to supply answers as to how we can explain word choices and construction forms that are more frequent than laws of probability would allow. This book provides a range of arguments to support the validity of Lexical Priming as a linguistic theory, while it also extends the reach of what Lexical Priming has been used to describe. Beyond the written-text material originally used, this book provides evidence that lexical priming also applies to everyday spoken conversations as its psychological foundations predict that it should.

Product Details

Author
Michael Pace-Sigge
Short Title
LEXICAL PRIMING IN SPOKEN ENGL
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Language
English
ISBN-10
1137331895
ISBN-13
9781137331892
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2013
Publication Date
2013-11-01
Pages
222
Illustrations
Yes
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Audience
Professional and Scholarly